The Loophole Crippling Manufacturing; Tesla Cuts Jobs; Toxic Supplements | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 166

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week: 

China Sanctions 2 U.S. Defense Companies, Says They Support Arms Sales to Taiwan

China froze the assets of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems in the country.

Olympic Track Uniforms Spark Online Debate

American track and field athletes have about 48 uniform options when it comes to their Olympic uniforms. But one, a high-cut leotard with a narrow margin for error on the bikini line has triggered some debate.

Toxic Ingredients Found in Weight Loss Supplements

In January 2024, the FDA issued a warning about dietary supplements purchased on popular e-commerce websites like Amazon and Etsy that were made with toxic ingredients.

Tesla to Cut More Than 10% of Workforce

Tesla is cutting more than 10% of its workers, which will likely mean more than 14,000 job cuts.

How the De Minimis Loophole Has Crippled Industries

The latest column from Mike Collins tackles a regulatory loophole that most Americans don’t know about.

In Case You Missed It

General Motors to Move Detroit HQ to New Downtown Building

CEO Mary Barra said the move will help GM recruit talent in the future.

Protecting Ships from Cyber Terrorism

Cargo ships feature a number of connected operational technologies – making them vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Major Auto Supplier Faces Fine After Fatal Crushing Accident

In January 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance on the expanded application of instance-By-instance (IBI) citations for high-gravity serious OSHA violations.

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